Debeaked Isa Browns. Not happy

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gaz the gardner, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Gaz the gardner

    Gaz the gardner New Egg

    Feb 24, 2016
    Hi all, I'm Gaz. The story. Have acquired 10 Isa hens that have had their upper beak badly debeaked/trimmed. Their lower beaks are protruding so much that the girls can't forage properly. Is there a way to shorten their lower beak so that they can do what hens like to do ?
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. Sorry about your hens. I'm not sure about trimming lower beaks. I really don't like the practice of beak trimming, but many hatcheries sell started birds with trimmed beaks, so they don't cannibalize each other when penned together. I have never taken care of debeaked birds, but here are some threads to read that may be of help to you:

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